World Cup live updates: Portugal piles it on against Switzerland, leads 4-1

Portugal meets Switzerland in the World Cup’s round of 16. Follow along for live updates and highlights.

By Matt Bonesteel and Scott AllenDecember 6, 2022

With a roaring World Cup moment, Morocco rolls to the quarterfinals

Morocco advanced to its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday.

By Chuck CulpepperDecember 6, 2022

World Cup schedule, standings and groups

Here's everything you need to know about the World Cup schedule, standings and group play.

By Thomas Floyd, Ella Brockway, Chiqui Esteban, Artur Galocha and Tyler CharwatDecember 6, 2022

World Cup bracket and knockout round schedule

Everything you need to know about the World Cup bracket and knockout round schedule.

By Washington Post StaffDecember 6, 2022

World Cup highlights: Morocco stuns Spain in penalty shootout, advances to quarterfinals

Morocco upsets Spain in the round of 16 at the World Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout and advances to the quarterfinals for the first time.

By Matt Bonesteel and Scott AllenDecember 6, 2022

For a sweltering petrostate, a ‘carbon neutral’ World Cup is a challenge

Environmentalists have pointed to numerous flaws in Qatar’s, and FIFA’s, approach to “net zero.”

By Claire ParkerDecember 6, 2022

Spirit set to play all home matches at Audi Field under new deal

Last season, the Spirit averaged 8,914 fans in six regular season matches at Audi Field and 2,991 in five appearances at Segra Field.

By Steven GoffDecember 5, 2022

With another Brazil win, another chance to witness gasping World Cup beauty

Brazil beat South Korea, 4-1, on Monday and will move on to the World Cup quarterfinals.

By Chuck CulpepperDecember 5, 2022

Neymar returns, and Brazil exhales

The Brazilian star returned from his ankle injury with gusto in a win over South Korea in the round of 16.

By Chuck CulpepperDecember 5, 2022

Croatia’s goalkeeper plays the shootout hero, and history repeats itself

“I don’t think we succumbed to pressure,” Japan's coach, Hajime Moriyasu, said. “I think the goalkeeper was great.”

By Steven GoffDecember 5, 2022

World Cup highlights: Brazil dances past South Korea, 4-1, in round of 16

Five-time champion Brazil beat South Korea, 4-1, in the round of 16 at the World Cup.

By Matt Bonesteel and Scott AllenDecember 5, 2022

World Cup highlights: Croatia beats Japan in penalty shootout, moves to quarterfinals

Surprise Group E winner Japan tested 2018-runner-up Croatia, but the European side prevailed in penalty kicks, moving on to the quarterfinals.

By Cindy Boren and Scott AllenDecember 5, 2022

England tops Senegal at the World Cup, and look what’s coming next

France will meet England in a World Cup quarterfinal Saturday.

By Chuck CulpepperDecember 4, 2022

England’s Raheem Sterling leaves World Cup after reported home break-in

Sterling missed his team's round-of-16 match against Senegal and returned to England amid reports of an armed burglary at his family's home.

By Chuck CulpepperDecember 4, 2022

Highlights from England’s breezy 3-0 win over Senegal in the World Cup’s round of 16

After a slow start, England turned it on after the opening 30 minutes and cruised to a win over Senegal to reach the quarterfinals.

By Cindy Boren and Thomas FloydDecember 4, 2022

Kylian Mbappé, France’s joyful star, shines in a World Cup win over Poland

On another night of outrageous soccer from the top young player in the world, Mbappé set up the first goal before scoring two of high quality as France rolled past Poland.

By Steven GoffDecember 4, 2022

Highlights from France’s 3-1 win over Poland in the World Cup’s round of 16

Defending champion France made smooth and simple work of Robert Lewandowski and Poland in the knockout round match on the strength of two more goals by star striker Kylian Mbappé.

By Cindy Boren and Scott AllenDecember 4, 2022

As the ambitious USMNT exits the World Cup, the focus shifts to what’s possible

“Can we win against top teams? Can we perform well against top teams well enough to win? I think this group is close,” Coach Gregg Berhalter said.

By Steven GoffDecember 4, 2022

The World Cup feels richer with African teams back in round of 16

Senegal and Morocco are the 10th and 11th teams in African World Cup history to play on to the knockout bracket.

By Chuck CulpepperDecember 4, 2022

South Korea’s Cho Gue-sung becomes breakout World Cup heartthrob

Cho Gue-sung, a forward for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, has drawn attention at the World Cup for his skills — and his looks.

By Bryan PietschDecember 4, 2022